Ben and Rob’s Preview- Marseille
Before previewing Marseille, Ben and Rob wish to take a look back at the win against Fulham. So we step back into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening for the UEFA Champions League action by 8pm. They will further be joined by special guests like Sebastian Bassong and Andy Brassell. Rob Daly stated that the Fulham game was a comprehensive performance. The quality of the chances created, the amount of possession, and how comfortable they were gave a good display. For Marseille, you might expect a lot of rotation as Antonio Conte made five changes for that game. Though at the start of the season, they had a bit of worry around them but impressive work has been done by Igor Tudor.
Good players like Luis Suarez, the Colombia striker has been signed already. They play with wing-backs but they have also lost key players. However, they have strengthened and will be formidable opponents. Ben Haines said there were chances left, right, and center so Fulham was one of their better performances. For the first time also, there were a lot of changes from Antonio. He commended players like Richarlison, Pierre-Emile, and Hueng-min Son.
Rob expressed his expectancy of the Champions League and hopefully they will get off with a good start. He added that from what he has seen of Marseille, some of their performances last season could be a nice blueprint for this one.
Favorite UCL Home Match?
We asked the chaps for their favorite home match in the Champions League since we are back in the UCL for the first time since 2019/20. Ben stated that one of the special nights was Inter in 2010. He enjoyed the game in the 2010 play off as there was much tension after we lost the away leg (3-2) but won 4-0 back to go through the group stage. Manchester City in 2019 was another game due to Sonny’s goal, Hugo’s penalty save against Aguero that made us think “we might just do it”.
Rob professed that they were many great events but he will go with the 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 first leg in February, 2019. Jan Vertonghen’s performance, scoring, and creating goals from left wing-back in Wembely can be remembered by all. In the first half, Dortmund was good but Spurs took the tie away from them in the second half. Playing again in the Champions League and enjoying this moment with fans is an exciting one.